Rockets pull trigger on pair of deals

Updated: February 25, 2011, 6:19 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- The Rockets sent point guard Aaron Brooks to Phoenix and forward Shane Battier to Memphis in separate deals Thursday that brought guard Goran Dragic, forward DeMarre Carroll and center Hasheem Thabeet to Houston.

The Rockets also get first-round draft picks from both teams, although the one from the Suns for this year is lottery protected. Houston also shipped rookie Ish Smith to the Grizzlies.

Memphis owner Michael Heisley told The Associated Press that he swapped ...

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